Danny sent a message to Hiroyuki Yanagi President and Representative Director, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Email Address that said:
Hello Mr Yanagi, My name is Danny and if by some miracle you happen to read this I wanted to tell you a very brief story.
I've wanted a sport bike of my own ever since I was very young and my dad had an orange yamaha street bike made in the early 90s. We took trips on this bike from Dallas TX to Louisana, Florida, and many other places. When I turned 18, I was ready for college but my father, a retired United States marine, fell very ill and could not afford the daily care he needed as his only income was 900$/mo VA check.
I sacrificed what I thought would be a year or two to take care of him and decided to put college on the back burner. 6 years later he no longer needed care. I had saved up enough money to finally purchase my first motorcycle, a 2003 Yamaha R6 with 25,000 miles. I bought the bike October 10th 2015 and on November 26th 2015 the motor blew up. I guess the owner who sold it to me privately knew there was something wrong and took advantage of my eagerness and stupidity.
If I had any family left to ask for a gift on Christmas I would of asked for a new R1. But I do not, I spent my Christmas alone in my garage apartment. I know you didn't become a CEO by giving away your product but has Yamaha ever given motorcycles away for a charity or anything like that? I Could post it all over social media and have it serve as like a commercial of sort! Or I could work for you! Anything, if there is anything you could do. Please contact me.